Oribi field is South Africa's first offshore crude oil production

09/15/1997
SOUTH AFRICA OFFSHORE E&P-2 Paul L.A. Burden, Christopher P.N. DaviesSoekor E&P (Pty.) Ltd. Cape Town Oribi oil field, previously known as E-BT field, was discovered in mid-1990 when the E-BT1 borehole was drilled in the Indian Ocean. This borehole targeted a seismic amplitude anomaly at the same stratigraphic level as the 1988 oil discovery at the E-AR1 borehole 6 km to the northeast (Fig. 12 [39,438 bytes]). E-BT1 intersected 32 m of better quality reservoir sandstone than at E-AR1, the top 27 m of which were saturated with good quality, 42° gravity light oil and flowed up to 8,730 b/d of oil with 3.4 MMscfd of associated gas. Two appraisal ...
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